National Geographic : 1925 Feb
Photograph byJ.Blackburne THE PYRAMIDS SEEN FROM AN AIRPLANE At the left is the Great Cheops Pyramid, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Besidethe Second Pyramid canbeseen skeleton outlines of the mortuary temple from which a causeway led down the plateau to the Nile. Remains of thelimestone capontheSecond Pyramid can be clearly seen. Tombs of nobles, commanders, and engineers attached to the court stretch in rows between thepyramids. Inoneofthe Mastaba tombs once lay the body of Khufu-onekh, chief architect of the Cheops Pyramid. Mastaba is Arabian for"bench," theterm applied tothe rock burial chambers because they resemble benches in modern Arabian bazaars.